We love glory. God has created us to participate in his never-ending cycle of glorifying himself. The biggest way God gets glory is by bringing life from death which is what he’s done in reconciling us to God. He’s saved us to become God glorifiers. He’s empowered us to become God glorifiers. But we so […]
Jesus – the ultimate leader of the church – has set up leaders (pastors) underneath him to guide his people. Contrary to many leaders of the world, pastors are not above those they lead. They are on the same journey and must lead by being an example to follow. These leaders have a responsibility to guide their followers […]
Worship is not just a Sunday activity. Worship should be taking place every day of the weeks in our lives. In this sermon, Rod encourages us to demonstrate God’s worth Monday through Saturday by showing his love to our brothers and sisters in Christ, showing hospitality to strangers, remembering those in prison, holding marriage as precious, […]
As a Christian, your security, well-being, and permanence are found in the reality of God’s unshakeable kingdom. As one who belongs to this kingdom, you view the King’s voice as not just another one among many but as the living word of God, you view the things of this world as temporary, and you live […]
Everyone worships somewhere. We worship either at Mount Sinai, the mountain of judgement, or Mount Zion, the mountain of Grace. Through Jesus – the once-for-all sacrifice – we who believe have been made citizens of the city of God, Zion, the Mountain of Grace.
In this sermon based on Hebrews 12:12-17, Rod teaches us that our Christian race is not run through a golf course but a minefield. As members of the body of Christ we have a responsibility to “oversee one another” in this race, to share one another’s burdens and help guide one another down the “highway […]
In this sermon based on Hebrews 12:3-11, Rod teaches us that God disciplines those he loves and that, whether we’re being disciplined or are suffering, the goal is the same: Christlikeness. As you’re walking through trial, Rod encourages us to remind ourselves that we are “sons in training.”